The Musical History Musings

Welcome to Raker john's musical history web page which is in the state of severe construction (or reconstruction)... if this is not where you intended to go, you still have time to get out now...

After seeing how much text is going into this topic, I saw the need to break it up into smaller, less tedious sections and this was done once most of the basic text has been written. I'll do more editing and add more links and other goodies like pictures and audio as I find them. With that said, here we go...

The Very Early Years (1952-1963) - from early childhood through early influences.

The Early Years (1963-1965) - the beginnings of earnest pursuit of musical identity.

The Real Journey Begins (1965-1966) - learning the yin/yang of music as a profession.

Rita, Rail & Raker john (1965-1966) - my most famous association leading to my exodus from music.

The California Years (1966-1970) - how I faced the big time - and folded.

The Massachusetts Years (1970-1976) - my first marraige and its effects on my music.

The New Hampshire Years (1976-1980) - I return to musical pursuits, with help from my friends...

The Return To Florida (1980-2002) - This period describes my return to Florida and its musical activities.

The Revival Years (2002-2008) - renewed acquaintances and dedication to guitar.

The Renewed Activity Years (2009-2012) - renewed dedication to guitar and venturing "out".

The Return of Raker john (2013-present) - return of the old persona and focused objectives.

That's about it for now; I'll be adding more shortly but this has become more of a tome than I ever imagined. Bear with me and I promise to make it more manageable as I go along - and, hopefully, more interesting! As always, you can send your comments and suggestions (maybe other, related links I might enjoy) to the address below... Have fun!


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Changes last made on: Saturday, June 29, 2013 at 4:53pm